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Old 11-27-2010, 06:05 AM
 
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St.Louis County: Significant difference b/w 2004 & 2008 Voting....why?

Viewing it here: //www.city-data.com/city/St.-Louis-Missouri.html

In 2004...St. Louis county overwhelmingly supported and voted Kerry over Bush: 80% Kerry, 19% Bush.

However, in 2008...it's about evenly split? 50% Obama, and 50% McCain?

Any insight into why? I'm surprised by the data....
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Old 11-27-2010, 06:47 AM
 
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not sure where you got your data. st. louis county went 59.5% for obama and 39.6% for mccain in 2008. and just to be sure, st. louis city is entirely separate from st. louis county. st. louis city is overwhelmingly demoratic (about 90%), and st. louis county (suburbs) is more moderate, although it is solidly democratic itself.
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Old 11-27-2010, 07:13 AM
 
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not sure where you got your data. st. louis county went 59.5% for obama and 39.6% for mccain in 2008. and just to be sure, st. louis city is entirely separate from st. louis county. st. louis city is overwhelmingly demoratic (about 90%), and st. louis county (suburbs) is more moderate, although it is solidly democratic itself.
Got it from city-data's pie charts on the St. Louis page. It seemed odd. But that's where I got it from.

Thanks for clearing it up though.
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Old 11-27-2010, 08:00 AM
 
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Yeah I noticed that the charts on the city-data pages can be wrong. In 2004 the county went about 55% Democrat, and in 2008 it went about 60% Democrat. In the 2010, the county went 52% Democrat. I know it wasn't a presidential election, but it gives a little insight nevertheless. The county seems like an overall moderate place, which is a good thing IMO.

all info is from cnn.com
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